About AAAE 


The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) is an association of Agricultural economists and other professionals with special interest in agricultural economic issues and affairs, working in agriculture and broadly related fields of applied economics, and issues related to policy and improving the productivity of African agriculture. Every three years, AAAE conducts the Triennial International Conference participated by agricultural economists, development practitioners, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students from all over the world. The 4th AAAE International Conference was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in September 2013. 

AAAE was established in 2004 in Nairobi during its Inaugural Symposium. The association has over the years registered active members growth working in agricultural, applied and resource economics as well as in other social sciences around the world. 

Our key role is to further the agricultural economics profession as well as develop relevant policy options that show the trade-offs of productivity and income growth, and the sustenance of the natural resource base.

Vision and Mission
Our vision is to be one of a dynamic and vibrant Association, supporting capacity building activities of its members, with expanded opportunities for young scientists, and contributing significantly to policy research and development on African agriculture.

This is a responsibility we undertake with a strong sense of purpose, direction and determination to work with all members and affiliate organizations to make this association a world-class professional association - and one that is relevant in spearheading major development issues that affect agriculture in Africa.

Our mission is geared towards achieving a thriving, sustainable and well-nourished Africa in order to compete favorably with the advanced economies in the 21st century and beyond.

Our Objectives

Our broad objectives are to make a difference through: 

  • Improving engagement among agricultural economists in Africa and the global community of practice for promoting sustainable agricultural development
  • Promoting training, policy research, and outreach within the African continent, to enhance agricultural productivity and farm incomes and competitiveness along the commodity value chains
  • Contributing to broad-based rural development, poverty reduction, food security and sustainable use of natural resources in the continent of Africa